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Report: 75 Percent Of Pennsylvania Welfare Applicants Were Denied

According to many people in Pennsylvania, they believe that the dramatic drop of accepted welfare recipients is due to a law put in to place in 2012. July 2012 brought a state law that required all applicants to apply to at least three jobs a week while they are receiving welfare and while their application is still pending.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/21/2014

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Staff, Owner’s Son Get Into Angry Confrontation Over Care Home Closure

The state is now investigating after dozens of elderly residents living in a Tarentum personal care home were forced to leave overnight when the facility closed with little warning.

01/24/2014

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Falling Off Fiscal Cliff Could Hurt LIHEAP, Other Programs

With all this talk in Washington about making the wealthy pay more in taxes, or not raising taxes on the middle class, it’s easy to think this fiscal cliff is only about taxes. But it’s also about automatic spending cuts of $55 billion this coming year in non-defense programs.

12/03/2012

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New Autism Care Rules Require Some To Pay For Once Free Services

Parents of children with autism are protesting new rules that took effect today in Pennsylvania, which will require parents at certain income levels to partially pay for services that used to be free.

10/01/2012

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LIHEAP Offers Home Heating Help

The cold weather has started to settle in around western Pennsylvania, which means heating bills will be on the rise. For low-income families, paying the heating bill is a major concern, but there is help available.

11/01/2011